Wed, Oct 24, 2012 - Page 1 News List

Sinon pulls the plug on its professional baseball team

STRUCK OUT:Sports Affairs Council Minister Tai Hsia-ling said that the decision would not affect the professional league’s operation as ‘measures will be taken if necessary’

By Paul Huang and Shelley Shan  /  Contributing reporter and Staff reporter

CPBL President Huang Cheng-tai (黃鎮台) was equally optimistic, saying there would still be four teams next year.

“We will see if Sinon can find a new buyer by itself,” Huang said. “If the situation does not go well, the league will then step in and help them find suitable buyers.”

Media reported that Huang has been working on getting the fifth baseball team to help boost the languishing ticket sales for professional baseball.

The Sinon Bulls could become the sixth team to leave the league in the past 23 years after the China Times Eagles, the Mercuries Tigers, ther Weichuan Dragons, the Dmedia T-Rex and ther Chinatrust Whales.

The league has been mired in several game-fixing scandals in its operation for more than two decades.

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